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How to restore access to my settings?

By johnnief
Nov 10, 2005
  1. Windows XP Home first failed on boot and reported a corrupt or missing command.com. Then after taking out the Toshiba laptop's hard drive and then reconnecting it, the computer booted up into Windows and showed the normal 4 users for login (myself, two daughters who actually never use the laptop, and guest, also never used.)

    It accepted my password, but from examining docs and settings, it created a new user john.toshiba-user. I logged in as John, there is a John folder in docs and settings, but everything I am doing is in john.toshiba-user. So, I cannot access my Outlook calendar. I get access denied reports.

    I have a backup of my data and Outlook pst, but I would like to reconnect to my former settings. How do I do that?

    Thanks,

    Johnnief
     
  2. patio

    patio TS Maniac Posts: 700

    This Article may be of some help...you will need to be logged on as Admin.

    patio. 8)
     
  3. johnnief

    johnnief TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks

    Had a quick look at it. I will help. Ideally, I would like to get back in as the User John, instead of the user John.toshiba-user that was spontaneously created (logging in to John, actually logs me in as the new Toshiba User excluding me from John)

    But if this is the best that Microsoft can do, it is better than nothing!

    Many thanks,

    John
     
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